Violent Crime Rate for Disabled Double the National Average

Crime in America.Net Two of us are former police officers and we are not surprised that people with disabilities have a violent crime rate that is double the national average. People with disabilities come with a wide variety of issues (cognitive, physical, seeing or hearing) that make them vulnerable. Some offenders seek those deemed easy […]

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People with Disabilities Have Higher Rates of Violent Crime

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 9:00 A.M. EDT Bureau of Justice Statistics THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009 Contact: Kara McCarthy 202-307-1241 www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs After hours: 202-598-0556   FIRST NATIONAL STUDY ON CRIME AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Young and middle-age persons with disabilities experienced higher rates of violence than persons of similar ages without disabilities      WASHINGTON – The first […]

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